Are there any treatments that have helped you with the pain? I have tried PE, 2 cortisone injections but didn’t help. Thank you
Disturbance of skin sensation
Chronic Generalized pain
Disorders of Sacrum
Abdominal and Flank pain
I’ve tried steroid injections that was a big no it made me worse .. maybe see a chiropractor that’s the only way I get relief
Steroid injections in tandem with physical therapy to help create a support system around it
I want the preface this with *I am not a doctor*. Really the only thing that gives me some relief for an hour or so is a self-adjustment my coworker (a chiropractor) taught me. I’ll describe it as best I can: Sit upright in a chair with both feet flat on the floor. You will need a yoga block, a rolled towel, or anything that is about 4-6” and has some “give” when squeezed. Place the object between your knees, and squeeze tightly and quickly. It may take several tries at first, but you should feel a “pop” in your pubic bone. It might hurt for a couple of seconds, but then you should have some relief that spreads into your SI joints. The squeezing action at your knees forces the pubic symphysis joint apart slightly, allowing the SI joints to also move just enough to provide some pressure relief on the nerves. I do this adjustment 2-3 times a day and it does help relieve the pressure I feel in my SI joints. Again, I am NOT a doctor. Hope this helps!
Thanks so much. I must tell you though , I have been doing this every day but have never felt that pop. It does release the pain in the buttock for a short time. I think we may just have to live with this! Ugh! I can’t walk for any distance without that pain returning.
interesting that is very close to the PT movement I learned🤗
I've had 2 SI joint ablation after 2 injections. The ablation last about 2 years for me, although, my ortho Dr says 6 mos to a year is what is expected.
🙏That’s great it is working for you. Is ablation the same as fusion?
no. Ablation is burning the nerves so you no longer feel the pain.
You can have ablation of your uterus, too.
Thanks for the info Gidgetmom. If you don’t mind me asking, did you have any side effects and are you able to go for walks and function normally now without pain?
the first 2 weeks I thought I had made a mistake. Then it was flat out awesome. Yes, amazingly after 2 years of struggling to stand, walk and drive I got my life back. From my understanding it matters the quality of the surgeon is Paramount for success.
Personally lidocaine patches or lidocaine gel or cream but it can be over used then won't work anymore. So I try to use as little as possible because this is my only pain relief available.
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